About Ben

Ben Young is a writer and pastor at Second Baptist Church in Houston, Texas. Second Baptist is a diverse, multi-ethnic church with over 20,000 people attending weekly services on six campuses throughout the city of Houston. He has written seven books, four of which were co-authored with clinical psychologist Sam Adams. He led seminars throughout the country on how to build successful dating relationships. Ben hosted a nationally syndicated radio talk show for years and was chaplain for the Houston Astros. 

Dr. Young was born and raised in the Carolinas before moving to Texas in 1978.  Educated at Baylor University, Southwestern Theological Seminary, and Bethel Theological Seminary in San Diego, he currently teaches homiletics, apologetics, and practical theology at Houston Theological Seminary. His doctoral dissertation was on “A Qualitative Study of Doubt in the Evangelical Tradition” where he investigated why some Christians who endure a season of doubt stay in the faith and why other’s leave the faith.


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